Don Gialanella
  • Duration: 7:59


The Plenum Orb sculptures allude to memories locked up in abandoned objects. Using a palette of familiar stainless steel items, large assemblage spheres are created that contain a mix of surprise, irony and humor. These orbs are made up of common pots, pans, pet bowls, hub caps, coffee creamers and vessels of every description welded together into one contiguous form. The repurposed artifacts are things people bought and eventually discarded, according to the vagaries of personal status and cultural values. This work comments on our curious relationship to the life-cycle of utilitarian objects. Seen as a mass of shapes formed into a single sculptural entity, the orbs act as time capsules that explore temporality, disposability, and questions the viability of a material based culture.